So much more than a business pitch competition,the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge is a collaboration between Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc. and Colorado State University‘s Institute for Entrepreneurship and College of Business that was created to ignite entrepreneurial spirits, attract and recognize the best new business ideas, and celebrate the Fort Collins and Colorado entrepreneurial ecosystem. The week’s events will bring together some of the most influential trailblazers in the industry.
Collegiate Challenge
   
Enterprise Challenge

 

 

$20,000 grand prize


1 year Blue Ocean mentoring


a chance at the glory
additional prizes TBA

 

 


$250,000 grand prize


1 year Blue Ocean mentoring
unrestricted bragging rights
additional prizes TBA



The Trolley Pitch Competition

Same Collegiate Challenge competitors. New competition and prizes. As a historic street car makes its way around Old Town Fort Collins, each team will have two minutes to pitch its business plan before the trolley stops and a new team gets on. All are welcome to watch this competition, and hop on the Trolley to watch a pitch.


See 2014’s Enterprise Challenge, Collegiate Challenge and Trolley Pitch Competition.